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Kathy Dresbach, Atlanta, Georgia
Outside Shower Curtain Enclosure
2017 Ford F550
2016 Eagle Cap 1165
We did this modification to have the ability to shower outside, and to not put water in the grey tank. We like to be out west where it’s so dry that we may need to shower once or twice a day.
To start, I swung-out the swing-out bracket. Two pieces of 1.5-inch diameter 18-inch PVC pipe went on the inside and outside of the swing-out bracket. They are screwed together.
I put a coupling on the outside PVC on the top and bottom to give it more strength. It provides a spacer for the T-pipe so that it is the same distance out as the coupling piece. I through bolted it to the one on the outside. There are no holes into the jack bracket itself. That way it can be removed easily.
The 1.5-inch PVC T-pipe goes on before we put the bottom piece on it. I also put the T-pipe and a 30-inch extension on it, but it can be as long as you need it to be.
We can clip the shower curtain on one side to the fresh water compartment’s door or to the slide-out. They go into two hooked screws on top of the T-pipe’s extension piece.
This T-pipe is tight and goes into place next to the camper, so it doesn’t move when we’re driving down the road.
It’s been great! We can’t use it in a populated area, but it’s perfect when we’re boondocking and want to save grey tank space.
It took me 30-minutes to complete this modification and cost me under $10 with the shower curtain. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium to easy.
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